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artist: Ben Folds Five

song: Boxing

album: Ben Folds Five

transc.: Brent Ritchey (mxpx281@hotmail.com)

 

(On the last chorus, the /A is a very high bass

note, in the treble clef, not a bass clef note.

Listen for accurate octave.)

 

INTRO

D Gm D/F# Fdim7 Em7 Em7/B

Gmaj7b5/- F(no3)/- A/-

/D /F# Aug/- D

/D /F# Aug/- D

 

VERSE 1

D C#b5/E /D /F# Aug D

Howard, the stran - gest things

D A7 /D /F# Aug D

Have happened lately when I

A7 C#b5/E D /Eb /E Fdim7

Take a good swing at all my dreams,

F#m7

I drop my fists and they're back, laughing.

 

VERSE 2

Howard, my intention's become not to lose what I've won.

Ambition has given way to desperation and I

G#dim/B Em7 Em7/B /A /G A A7b13

Lost the fight from my eyes.

 

CHORUS

D Gm D/F# Fdim7

Boxing's been good to me, Ho - ward.

Em7 A7 Dmaj7 Gmaj7

Now I'm told, you're growing old.

Em7 Gmaj7/A F#m7 Bm7 Em

The whole time you knew:

F#m7 Bm7 Em Em7

A couple of years I'd be through.

C#b5sus4 /D /F# Aug/- D

Has boxing been good to you?

 

G7b5 D/A Fdim7 Fdim7/D Em7 Gmaj7b5/- F(no3)/- A/-

/D /F# Aug/- D

/D /F# Aug/- D

 

VERSE 3

Howard, now I confess I'm scared and lonely and tired.

They seem to think I'm made of clay.

Another day, I'm not cut out for this.

I just know want to say, I say,

 

CHORUS

"Boxing's been good to me, Howard.

Now I'm told, I'm growing old.

The whole time you knew:

A couple of years I'd be through.

Has boxing been good to you?"

 

/D /F# Aug/- D

 

BRIDGE

Fmaj7add13 Dm/C Bbmaj7 Dm/G

Well sometimes I punch myself hard as I can,

Fmaj7add13 Dm/C Bbmaj7 Dm/G

Yelling, "Nobody cares," hoping someone will tell me

Ebmaj9

How wrong I am.

Em7 Em E6(no 5) Em7(no5) A7 A7#5

Noooooooo.

 

CHORUS

Boxing's been good to me, Howard.

Now I'm told, you're growing old.

The whole time you knew:

A couple of years I'd be through.

C#b5sus4

Has boxing been good?

/A A Aug

Has bo - xing been good?

/A A Aug

Has boxing been good?

 

D Gm D/F# Fdim7 Gmaj7b5/- F(no3)/- A/-

/D /F# Aug/- D

 

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